The windswept Cypress tree, the unmistakable signature plant of California’s coastal terrain, owes its gnarled appearance to the maritime air’s persistent movement either inland or seaward. The ocean’s influence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is significant – keeping coastal and inland valley’s refreshingly cool at night, while preserving the grape’s natural acidity and flavor. For Cypress Vineyards Merlot, the 2008 vintage...
Composition: 90.7% Merlot, 7.7% Syrah, 1.6% Cabernet
Origin: 52.9% San Luis Obispo County, 36.0% Monterey County and 11.1% Paso Robles
Total Acidity: 0.67 g/100ml
pH at Bottling: 3.59
Alcohol: 13.80% by volume
Residual Sugar: 0.42 g/100 ml
The 2008 Cypress Vineyards Merlot presents a garnet red color of medium density with hues indicative of full maturation. Lovely aromas of fresh plums, red currants and sour cherry, are complemented by a subtle hint of mint. The soft texture of this wine follows through to a long and satisfying finish. I would recommend the 2008 Cypress Vineyards Merlot with beef filets with a red wine sauce or barbecued ribs. This wine should be enjoyed in its youth or cellared up to five years.